Those waiting for an android smartphone with 1GB RAM, here is some good news, the Swingtel HelloTab Mini SX5 is here, unfortunately with a single core processor. The pricing details are not known yet.

Swingtel may not be known to many but there are mostly into tablets – the HelloTab brand. They have now launched a 5 inch smartphones and also named it as the HelloTab Mini. The handset runs on android 4.0 OS and comes with good features.

The HelloTab Mini SX5 sports a 5 inch screen with 800×480 pixels resolution with 16M colours. It’s a dual SIM phone with dual standby option. There is 3G support (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps), Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and tethering support.

The main highlight is the 1GB RAM with 4GB internal storage of which 2.45GB is available for users. The handset is powered by a single core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. The handset weighs 220 grams and is 12 mm thin. There are 4 touch sensitive backlit dedicated buttons on the front side.

The Mini SX5 comes with 5 MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. There is a front camera too with VGA resolution. The handset is loaded with light, proximity, accelerometer, sound and magnetic sensors.

A 2300 mAh battery gives talktime of about 15 hours and standby time of about 240 hours. The box pack contains an extra battery pack, so in all you get 2 x 2300mAh batteries.

Swingtel HelloTab Mini SX5

The 1GB RAM is definitely the key USP; however the single core and 5MP camera is a disappointment. Well everything now depends on the price tag.

Swingtel HelloTab Mini SX5 key features and specifications

  • Single core Cortex A9 1GHz Processor + Power VR SGX 531 GPU.
  • Android 4.0 (ICS).
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage and micro SD card support up to 32GB.
  • 5 inch IPS capacitive screen with 800×480 pixels resolution (16M colours).
  • Dual SIM, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, FM, GPS, USB and 3.5 mm jack.
  • 5MP rear and VGA front camera.
  • Light, sound, orientation, accelerometer, proximity and magnetic sensors.
  • 2x 2300 mAh battery.
  • Price unknown.

By Rajeev Rana

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